Environmental, planning and engineering consultancy Arcus Consultancy Services has made two senior appointments as it looks to further strengthen its UK operation.
Marc Browne, an offshore wind specialist, and Tim Wheeler, a chartered town planner with 35 years’ experience, have joined the specialist consultancy which has offices across the UK and South Africa.
Arcus specialises in the renewable energy sector, particularly high-profile and often groundbreaking new developments, ranging from windfarms, solar plants, battery storage facilities, gas to grid systems, and hydrogen schemes.
Projects include some of the most significant renewable energy and infrastructure developments in Europe and Africa.
Tim has extensive experience in planning and development, particularly in onshore wind, offshore wind and solar. He joins Arcus in the role of Principal Planner from the Planning Inspectorate where he determined more than 150 planning appeals. Tim has previously worked with major renewable energy developers, private consultancy and other UK Government agencies.
Marc has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, in particular offshore wind, along with other sectors such as marine fish farming. He joins Arcus as offshore development manager, based in Edinburgh, to head up the company’s offshore wind business, and develop and direct a growing workload in this exciting and varied sector.
Arcus’s managing director Greg Shillabeer, who set up the York-headquartered business in 2006 and has seen it grow to over 80 staff, welcomed Tim and Marc.
He said: “As the renewable energy sector continues to grow and develop, we are keen to ensure our clients have access to the very best technical expertise. Tim and Marc join Arcus at a very exciting time, as we provide high quality, environmental assessment services on a diverse range of clean energy projects, including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar, hydrogen and battery storage.
“We have ambitious plans for the next five years in terms of turnover and growth. Appointing talented and experienced people like Tim and Marc, whilst supporting the development of our existing team, is tremendously important to our business.”